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image SM volume 42/174

Reference number

SM volume 42/174


Sketch copy of Dance's study for four-bay scheme with clerestory lunettes (drawing 65), 19 February 1792


67 Rough plan with the addition of free-standing columns in front of the centre aisle piers


1/10 inch to 1 foot (approximately)


Bank Stock Offices, 1792, dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Feb. 19 92

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil, hatching, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with three fold marks (321 x 203)


Soane or Soane office




The drawing is a copy of Dance's rough plan for a four-bay hall (drawing 65). It was drawn on 19 February 1792, two months after Dance sent the original to Soane. However, free- standing columns have been added in front of the centre-aisle piers and an additional lantern has been placed in the north half-bay. Rooms are also incorrectly shown to the hall's east (in Bartholomew Lane), suggesting an initial mistake when copying Dance's plan.
The drawing is attributed to Soane or his office based on its date and the different hatching from drawing 65.



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